The Pac-12 presidents and chancellors voted Thursday afternoon to attempt a fall football season, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Seven weeks after deciding to postpone until 2021, the conference plans to start games Nov. 6-7 and play a seven-game season that will culminate with the Pac-12 championship game Dec. 18.
USC confirmed on Twitter the season would start. UCLA also tweeted about the season starting, but quickly deleted the tweet. The Pac-12 is expected to formally announce the season start at a news conference scheduled for 5 p.m. PDT
The conference’s hope is that its deal with Quidel Corporation for daily antigen testing for the coronavirus will allow for it to complete an abridged season without built-in bye weeks to accommodate postponements due to the virus and crown a champion in time for College Football Playoff consideration.
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